New Releases: 2022 Week #2

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This is a new weekly post which will show some of the new releases each week.

These will be books on my to buy list, that I have found from various sources.

New Releases:

💜 Weather Girl – Rachel Lynn Solomon

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Berkley

Publishing Date: 11.01.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A TV meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to reunite their divorced bosses with unforecasted results in this charming romantic comedy from the author of The Ex Talk.

Ari Abrams has always been fascinated by the weather, and she loves almost everything about her job as a TV meteorologist. Her boss, legendary Seattle weatherwoman Torrance Hale, is too distracted by her tempestuous relationship with her ex-husband, the station’s news director, to give Ari the mentorship she wants. Ari, who runs on sunshine and optimism, is at her wits’ end. The only person who seems to understand how she feels is sweet but reserved sports reporter Russell Barringer.

In the aftermath of a disastrous holiday party, Ari and Russell decide to team up to solve their bosses’ relationship issues. Between secret gifts and double dates, they start nudging their bosses back together. But their well-meaning meddling backfires when the real chemistry builds between Ari and Russell.

Working closely with Russell means allowing him to get to know parts of herself that Ari keeps hidden from everyone. Will he be able to embrace her dark clouds as well as her clear skies? 

Goodreads rating: 4.23

💜 To Paradise – Hanya Yanagihara

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publisher: Picador

Publishing Date: 11.01.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

From the author of the classic A Little Life, a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.

In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems). The fragile young scion of a distinguished family resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, drawn to a charming music teacher of no means. In a 1993 Manhattan besieged by the AIDS epidemic, a young Hawaiian man lives with his much older, wealthier partner, hiding his troubled childhood and the fate of his father. And in 2093, in a world riven by plagues and governed by totalitarian rule, a powerful scientist’s damaged granddaughter tries to navigate life without him—and solve the mystery of her husband’s disappearances.

These three sections are joined in an enthralling and ingenious symphony, as recurring notes and themes deepen and enrich one another: A townhouse in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village; illness, and treatments that come at a terrible cost; wealth and squalor; the weak and the strong; race; the definition of family, and of nationhood; the dangerous righteousness of the powerful, and of revolutionaries; the longing to find a place in an earthly paradise, and the gradual realization that it can’t exist. What unites not just the characters, but these Americas, are their reckonings with the qualities that make us human: Fear. Love. Shame. Need. Loneliness.

To Paradise is a fin de siècle novel of marvellous literary effect, but above all it is a work of emotional genius. The great power of this remarkable novel is driven by Yanagihara’s understanding of the aching desire to protect those we love – partners, lovers, children, friends, family and even our fellow citizens – and the pain that ensues when we cannot.

Goodreads Rating: 4.07

💜 Left For Dead – Joy Kluver

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing Date: Available now Release dates 05.01.22 Paperback & 10.01.22 E-Book

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The detective stared at the young woman lying on the bed. She almost looked peaceful, her face like porcelain. Despite everything she had been through, she was still beautiful.

When DI Bernie Noel hurries to Keira Howard’s hospital bedside, she knows that Keira has been lucky. Barely conscious and badly injured, at least she is alive. Convinced that Keira’s attack is the latest in a string of increasingly violent assaults on young women in the area, the next victim might not be so fortunate. So she vows to find the man who did this, and to stop him before anyone else gets hurt.

Spurring her team into action, she quickly hones in on a prime suspect. But then he suddenly dies while on police watch, and Bernie’s investigation goes into freefall. When Bernie’s superiors won’t let her take the case any further, her gut instinct tells her there’s much more to his death than meets the eye. If it was murder, who would want him dead, and why? So she determines to set out on her own to find out what happened.

But the closer Bernie comes to discovering the truth, the more she is putting her own life in danger. And with Keira finally strong enough to talk her about her attack, Bernie worries she may be at risk yet again. There’s someone out there who has killed to stay safe in the shadows; can Bernie stop another senseless death, and save Keira, before it’s too late?

Goodreads Rating: 4.56

Released in Paperback:

💜 Into The Darkness – Bobbie Murphy

Genre: Drama/Fiction

Publisher: BookBaby

Publishing Date: 11.01.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

“Into the Darkness” is a dramatic novel about a young girl named Bonnie who must grow up fast and fight to survive in a dark cold world. Life has certainly never been easy for Bonnie. She was born with serious health issues and as she struggles to survive, her parents explore the world of drugs to make extra money to help pay for her medicine. When Bonnie’s father Terry becomes a drug dealer for a man named Smith and his right-hand man William, Bonnie’s world gets turned upside down.

Bonnie and her sister Jazz struggle with their new reality of abuse and betrayal. Her Father Terry becomes paranoid and develops a split-personality. He becomes verbally and physically abusive towards his family. The mother Lana lacks any moral obligation for the safety of her children.

Everyone who Bonnie believes she should be able to trust, dies or deceives her. She feels lost in this world and struggles to find reasons to live as she struggles with PTSD and depression. Her ability to trust people becomes difficult for her as she finds herself feeling betrayed by people who should be protecting her.

Goodreads Rating: 4.00

💜 Here For You – Nora Valters

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Publisher: Inkubator Books

Publishing Date: Paperback 07.01.22 & E-Book 09.01.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A fresh start… or a living hell?

Jess’s life is back on track again: the messy divorce, bitter inheritance feud, and terrifying home invasion are well and truly behind her.

After two years abroad, she is excited for a new beginning in a sleepy English seaside town where nobody knows her.

So when Jess is attacked in the street, she thinks it’s rotten luck – her troubles are firmly in the past, after all. But, as more creepy things start to happen, she becomes convinced she’s being targeted.

As the frightening events escalate, Jess is certain someone she thought she’d left behind has finally caught up with her – and they want revenge. But who? And just how far will they go to push her over the edge and into oblivion?

Goodreads Rating: 3.83

💜 The Favour – Laura Vaughan

Genre: Thriller

Publisher: Corvus

Publishing Date: 13.01.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When she was thirteen years old, Ada Howell lost not just her father, but the life she felt she was destined to lead. Now, at eighteen, Ada is given a second chance when her wealthy godmother gifts her with an extravagant art history trip to Italy.

In the palazzos of Venice, the cathedrals of Florence and the villas of Rome, she finally finds herself among the kind of people she aspires to be: sophisticated, cultured, privileged. Ada does everything in her power to prove she is one of them. And when a member of the group dies in suspicious circumstances, she seizes the opportunity to permanently bind herself to this gilded set.

But everything hidden must eventually surface, and when it does, Ada discovers she’s been keeping a far darker secret than she could ever have imagined…

Goodreads Rating: 3.58

Congratulations to all the authors and publishers with releases this week.

Hope you find something you like on the post?

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